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Evaluate again and again

I was reading this morning in a newspaper that it costs seven times more to get a new customer than to keep a customer you already have, and that in this time of social media a dissatisfied client will share information with 170 people — compared to 13 before the arrival of Web 2.0.

Given these figures, it's really important to know norms and standards well, and how to evaluate and update electrical systems. How timely that our contributors speak about this in the current issue.

Line Goyette
Managing Editor, Electrical Industry Newsweek



What the Various Certification Marks on Electrical Products Mean: Part 1

By William Burr
Prior to 1992, there were only three certification marks found on electrical products certified for installation under the Code: the Canadian Standards Association CSA monogram for electrical safety, the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada ULC monogram for fire alarm related products with electrical features, and the Canadian Gas Association CGA blue flame mark on gas related products with electrical features. In 1988, the Canada/US Free Trade Agreement on Products and Services was signed. This meant that COs based in the US and Canada could apply for accreditation to each country's accreditation bodies to certify electrical products in both the US and Canada. Read More


Evaluation Guide: 4 Steps to a Successful Lighting Evaluation (Part 2)

By Aaron Kless
In the March 25 issue of Electrical Industry Newsweek, Aaron Kless laid out the first 2 parts of a 4-part guide to assessing the costs and benefits of various lighting solutions. Step 1 identified various evaluation criteria; step 2, identifying incentives and tax deductions. Appearing below are the 2 remaining steps: gather your facility data and test potential solutions, and perform a detailed financial analysis. Read More


ESA Releases List of Counterfeit and Unapproved Products

Counterfeit and unapproved products comprise everyone in the electrical industry: manufacturers, distributors, contractors, and consumers. Besides putting end users at risk, these products undermine public confidence and damage the reputations of everyone who comes in contact with them. Appearing below is a just-released summary of recent ESA product alerts. Read More


IDEAL Industries Digital Insulation Tester

Insulation is subject to many effects that can cause it to fail, including mechanical damage, vibration, excessive heat or cold, dirt, oil, corrosive vapours, moisture, or humidity. The IDEAL Digital Insulation Meter is the tool every professional needs to determine... Read More


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